Nanny, Housekeeper and Driver Available Immediately

 

Nanny available immediately – Diane Bakouyosso

Diane has worked for our family as a nanny and housekeeper for four years. Previously, she worked for several foreign families including some US Embassy.

We have trusted Diane completely with our three children, including her living-in with them when both my husband and I had to travel outside Dakar at the same time.  She is a role model for children and is involved with them, making them smile. Diane is honest, loyal, kind, responsible and reliable. She always helped us when we needed out-of-hours babysitting (evenings and weekends).

Diane demonstrates initiative in solving problems at home. She works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also highly appreciated by the nanny community at ISD.

We are leaving Dakar and Diane is looking for work as a nanny with a new family.

You can contact Diane at 775580162 and I will be glad to be contacted to give a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com

 

Housekeeper / nanny / cook available immediately – Alice Adahou

Alice has worked for our family as a nanny and housekeeper for four years. Previously, she worked for several foreign families including some US Embassy.

We have trusted Alice completely with our three children, including her living-in with them when both my husband and I had to travel outside Dakar at the same time.  She is a role model for children and is involved with them, making them smile. Alice is honest, loyal, kind, responsible and reliable. She always helped us when we needed out-of-hours babysitting (evenings and weekends).

Alice is an excellent cook! She works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also highly appreciated by the nanny community at ISD.

We are leaving Dakar and Alice is looking for work as a nanny and/or housekeeper and/or cook with a new family.

You can contact Alice at 776653921 and I will be glad to be contacted to give a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com.

 

Driver available immediately – Mamadou Mané

Mamadou has worked for our family for four and a half years as a driver. Previously, he worked for a number of families and foreign companies.

Mamadou is polite, reliable and manages his time well. He also ensures that passengers wear seat belts. Mamadou also helped us to find unusual places around Dakar!

Mamadou is honest and loyal and always agrees to help outside normal working hours.

Mamadou works collaboratively with other members of the house staff and is also appreciated by the ISD driver community.

You can contact Mamadou at: 774286378 and I will be glad to be contacted for a recommendation, email: louisagibbs@yahoo.com.

Housekeeper available mid-June

Domestic Help: Nanny/ Housekeeper- Fatime Ndiaye

Fatime Ndiaye has been an essential asset to our household for about nearly 12 months that she has worked for us in Dakar.  She has proven herself to be the most dependable employee and trustworthy.

She has worked with American families for over 10 years and comes very highly recommended, not only by me, but her previous employees also.  She can provide letters of recommendation that were previously prepared for her.  You can direct her to do things around your house and she will often take the initiative to complete other tasks, as she sees need attention.  Her childcare skills are impeccable, her ironing skills are excellent, good job cleaning, and she can cook, although this not part of the tasks I asked of her. She has shown up on time everyday and has only taken one sick day in total that she’s been with me.

Fatime will be available when we depart Dakar mid June. You are welcome to contact her now, so that she will not have a long lapse in employment.  She speaks fluent French and Wolof. She also speaks and understands basic English which is how I communicate with her. She can be reached at mobile #: +221.70.866.1656 or +221-77-457-7673

She had a security background check conducted summer 2017 and has had the MED Unit basic training session offered by the U.S.Embassy Dakar. She will be available starting June 2019

If you have any questions, contact larocha031513@gmail.com

Domestic Help: Cook/Nanny/Housekeeper – Silvie Samb

I would like to recommend our previous nanny/housekeeper and cook, Silvie Samb (we have left Dakar in 2016). Silvie worked for us from December 2014 – August 2016. After that, she continued working for another Embassy family. Silvie was highly recommended by a previous Embassy family who is still in close contact with her.

Silvie was absolutely fantastic with taking care of our son (6 years old when we left). She also fulfilled the role of a housekeeper and cooked a few times per week. Our son was often invited to Silvie’s house, and he loved spending time with her family and learning about her culture. We know that Silvie really treated our son as her own and he has learned a lot from her.

Silvie knows French cuisine well, cooks the typical dishes (lasagna, quiche, enchilada, spring rolls, paella, beef stew, chicken, etc.) and makes various seafood and fish dishes. She can make fresh juices (bissap, ginger, passion fruit, tamarind, baobab), fruit sauces, fresh peanut butter, etc.  Silvie makes all the market trips for food shopping. We had freshly-cut fruit in the fridge at all times. She was able to get Swiss-chard and tofu, which were hard to find in Dakar!

For housekeeping, Silvie was in charge of the usual chores, to include vegetable cleaning, ironing, and laundry. She was able to fulfill all her housekeeping work for a large space, while taking care of other tasks.

Silvie has limited understanding of English, but we preferred to push ourselves and communicate in French with her. Having a French speaking house-helper encouraged us to improve our language abilities without stress. She is super patient, and we were able to communicate easily with her even when our struggle to find housecleaning/cooking French terms turned into hand gestures. Our son had no French initially, but Silvie sang and told stories in French to him every morning. He left Senegal with great French – we strongly feel that this was due to Silvie’s influence and engagement with him. Silvie understands when we communicate in English with our son.

Please contact her directly at sivasamb4@gmail.com. Should you have any questions about considering Silvie for employment, I am available at ledi.bushati@gmail.com.

Domestic Help: Evening and Weekend Babysitting (and/or Petsitting) – Bintou Sane

Bintou Sane is an experienced childcare provider and a trusted member of our staff here in Dakar. She misses working with younger children and is offering her services for evening and weekend babysitting and child care services. She speaks French and Wolof and understands quite a bit of English. She can read and write in French and is great communicating with people to figure things out, no matter how well anyone speaks in any language. She lives centrally in Oukam and has flexibility for starting and ending times. She is also available for pet walking and sitting- she has done an amazing job for us taking care of our dog, Zoe and cat, Trixie. 775349921- Bintou’s cell number, please call her directly.

Domestic Help: Marietou Sow – Excellent Housekeeper/Cook/Nanny available part-time!

Marietou Sow – Excellent housekeeper/cook/nanny available part-time!

Marietou has been working with my American friend for two years and she is an amazing housekeeper and cook, and has worked as a nanny as well for other families. She is available for 3-4 days a week. She cleans meticulously, cooks Senegalese and Western dishes (for example she makes amazing lasagna, quiche, tzatziki, quinoa, chicken tenders, even Chinese mapo tofu…she learns quickly) and does meal prep, and importantly is great at taking initiative and communicating. She will oversee handymen and service providers, take deliveries, go grocery shopping or errand running, etc., and takes careful account of the money she manages. She has also been a huge help on weekends with dinner parties and other tasks (for overtime pay).

Marietou has cared for children from infant to teenage age, done school pick-up, and worked as a nanny. She has worked with a number of expat and Senegalese families over the years, and is very professional. Marietou speaks French and Wolof. I am so glad to work with her and recommend her very, very highly. Please reach out to her (777653253 or 764897709) directly, or feel free to reach out to Tracy for a reference (786383008, Whatsapp or cell).

Domestic Help: Nanny/Cook – Susanne Gueye

Susanne has worked with our family as a nanny and cook for four years. Her joyful spirit is evident from the first encounter. She is great about creating games to play with our kids aged 7 and 9 years. They both respect her and enjoy her company. Susanne is good-natured and always willing to go the extra mile to complete her task. She has worked with USG families for many years and has taken first aid and fire safety classes at the embassy. She speaks French and Wolof. Her specialty dishes are Senegalese cuisine but she also makes simple western dishes and is very willing to learn more. Please contact her directly on +221775716651

Domestic Help: Nanny- Kine Manga

Kine worked with our family in Dakar from August 2015 until December 2017, when she moved with us to Nairobi until the end of April 2018. During this time she facilitated my return to full time work and took care of my son from eight months old, and provided incredible support to the whole family, including our 14 year old daughter. Kine is one of the most caring people I have met; she brings enormous integrity and warmth into a household. In addition to caring for my son (including during my work missions overseas, when she stayed at our home with my partner and daughter), she also took on much of the housework and on occasion produced delicious meals for the family.

Kine is the mother of four grown up children, and has an incredible network in Dakar. For this reason, and because of visa challenges in Kenya, she has returned to Senegal and is looking for work. We are desperately sad that she is no longer with our family, but hopeful that she’ll find another family to work with, who will value her as much as we did.

Kine is available on 773657010. Please feel free to contact me on kmoger@hotmail.com or +254 780 332 726 for more information, or contact Zoey Breslar at +221 76 883 7742, zbreslar@gmail.com.